Red and White Day (Oct 16)

Information on this year’s Terry Fox Marathon of Hope and -related to that- red-and-white day on October 16, was sent out by Mr.Sykes yesterday by email. We’ve also posted this information on this website under ‘athletics‘.

Don’t forget to send kids in red and white on Oct. 16 if possible.

Newsletter updates / Protocols / Orange Shirt Day

The latest principal newsletters (which you also receive in your inbox) are now accessible in the newsletter archive of this website. Please review school drop-off / pick-up protocols.

Reminder that this coming Wednesday, September 30, is Orange Shirt Day at Frankland. Principal Hanson’s latest newsletter highlighted the many ways in which the kids learn about this date and it’s historic significance. Below are some excerpts from the newsletter. If possible, remember to send your child / children in orange shirts on Wednesday.

From Principal Hanson’s Newsletter:

What is Orange Shirt Day?

Orange Shirt Day is an annual event that started in 2013 to recognize the legacy of Residential school system for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families and communities. It is a show of support and understanding of the history of the school system that impacts many First Nations, Métis and Inuit families today.  

The phrase “Every Child Matters” reminds everyone that children are such an important and integral part of our communities and that they are our future generations of change makers. By wearing orange, we have an opportunity to bring awareness to the history of residential schools and to stand up against injustices that may impact our children/students. Please visit this link to view the story of Phyllis Webstad, who started the campaign:

Frankland students will be learning about the significance of this day, its place in our country’s history and current connections to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Teachers will be discussing this with their students and sharing books as they relate to the different ages of the students in our school community.

Petition for safer schools – please read and take action!

Frankland staff have been working very hard to get the school up and running for a new school year. It has been a challenge on many levels and there is still concern about the numbers of kids in classrooms. Teachers are very concerned with space in classrooms and the inability to keep good distance. They are trying their best to configure classrooms and find individual desks.

Please take a look at the postcard for more information, and consider signing the petition too. Print it out and pass it around your bubble for signatures and then drop it off at school. There will be an envelope outside the office window at the front of the school on Mon Sept 21st and Tues Sept 22nd. Please place your signed petitions in there.

Important: TDSB update on daily health screening

Please be sure to review the updated TDSB website that explains the mandatory daily process for screening kids before sending them to school in the mornings.

The process for using the health screening app requires the use of your child’s TDSB account information. If you don’t have that, the site explains how to request that. Please look into all of this prior to the first day of school.

The alternative to the app is a health screening paper pass. Again, please review that process as well prior to the first day of school.

Return-to-School Update by Principal Lilian Hanson

A latest update (from Sep 4) by our Interim Principal Lilian Hanson should be in your inbox. As always, principal newsletters can also be found in our newsletter archive section of this website.

Please read this latest update in detail to help with a smooth transition next week.

Start days:
September 15 – SK + Gr 6
September 16 – JK + Gr 1 + Gr 5
September 17 – Gr 2 + Gr3 +Gr 4
September 18 – ALL

The entry and dismissal times:
8:45 am & 3:30 pm

Below are some photos of the welcome-back messages Frankland families have been creating for our teachers (who are back at school since today, getting Frankland ready for our kids!).

Please don’t forget to help build community spirit and socialize with other Frankland parents you may not know yet by posting your kids’ masked photos (ideally at Frankland, and, if possible, in Frankland gear or colours) with the hashtags #Iamready and #franklandrocks. The Facebook parent group is totally private (only Frankland parents may join).

Principal Message on Return-To-School

The latest newsletter from Frankland’s Interim Principal Lilian Hanson should be in your inbox.

As always, you can also find it in the newsletter archive of this website.

Please read Ms. Hanson’s message in detail. It outlines detailed information that will help prepare parents and students for the day-to-day of the school year. 

We will post the next update later this week.

Thank you for your patience.

Return-to-School update

The latest TDSB’s update should be in your email inbox or you can click here to read it in full.
Some headlines:
  1. Start date of Sep. 15 for students, with staggered starts over the following 3 days.
  2. Masks / Face covering compulsory for all staff and students, including Kindergarten.
  3. In-school class sizes are capped and remote learning will be through a single Virtual School, not Frankland-based. You will receive a new registration email on Wednesday, Aug 26 at the earliest. This supersedes your response to the earlier phone survey, so please answer again before the deadline of Saturday, Aug. 29.
More details will follow soon.